Service Time is 10:30am every Sunday!
New River Valley Community Church ( NRVCC ) has a vision to be a place where “Love Flows In to Life”.
The heart of Jesus’ ministry was people not programs or politics, but people. He was drawn to individuals who had honest questions, problems, and needs. NRVCC is an exciting church designed to meet your needs in today’s world. It’s a place where you can.
At NRVCC, we are convinced that church can be and should be enjoyable. If you are looking for a church family that cares about you, NRVCC may just be what you’ve been looking for.
“I want to personally welcome you to NRVCC. We are thrilled that you are here and hope that your experience with us is positive in every way! We want you to know that you matter to God and to us. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the service.”
— Mike Neuse, Senior Pastor
Mike Neuse (pronounced “noisy”) loves life and the Giver of life. Among other things, he enjoys making memories with his family, playing golf, making music, and teaching the Bible. He has been overwhelmed by grace and wants people to know that God’s grace is greater than any failure and that “the past is not the final truth” about anyone who embraces God and His offer of forgiveness and eternal life.
Mike is the founding pastor of NRVCC, which began in 1998. He has earned degrees from Anderson College in Anderson, S.C., Central Wesleyan College in Center, S.C. and Southwestern Theological Seminary in Forth Worth, Texas.
We all want to be part of a strong family. That can be a tough challenge in today’s world. At NRVCC we care about families. Whether you are single, part of a young family, blended family, single-parent family, hurting family, or a strong family that needs the love and encouragement of a loving church family, we’re here for you. New River Valley Community Church is committed to giving you help in keeping your marriage happy and healthy, and to giving your children a spiritual foundation for life. The music, messages, and ministries were designed with your needs in mind.
Our services are exciting and upbeat and the message is designed to relate to the issues and concerns of your life in today’s world. It may not be what you’re used to — a band, contemporary music, dramas, video, etc., but we think you will enjoy the difference. Feel free, but not obligated, to tap your foot or clap your hands.
Our children’s ministry is called River Kids and includes infants through 6th graders. Loving and dedicated workers will care for your child. The River Kids ministry was created for children to learn about God and have a lot of fun while doing so. Our children’s ministers will teach basic Bible truths and package the learning process with massive amounts of fun.
Our student ministry is called RAGE (not anger, but Reaching A Generation Everywhere). We believe that, as we reach kids, they, in turn, will go out into the world and reach others. Students in grades 6 (January of their 6th grade year) through 12 meet together weekly for Bible study and game time. There are also opportunities to participate in monthly activities of fun times, conferences, concerts, etc.
Grace: Christ-followers understand and have individually received Christ’s saving grace. They have abandoned all attempts to earn God’s favor through accomplishments of their own; Find security only through Christ’s sacrificial death on their behalf; and have undergone water baptism as believers, giving outward witness to the inner cleansing and renewal experienced in Him.
Growth: Christ-followers gratefully respond to God’s grace by actively pursuing a lifelong process of spiritual growth in Christ and seeking to become conformed to His image. They consistently nurture their spiritual development through prayer, worship, and Bible study; they honestly confront areas of personal sin and engage the Holy Spirit’s power in seeking to turn from sin; they also desire to extend the grace they’ve received to others through personal evangelism and participation in the collective ministry of the church. They support the leadership of the church and are biblically submissive to it. They affirm and uphold the fundamental truths of Scripture and refrain from promoting other doctrines in ways that cause dissension.
Group: A Christ-follower honors God’s call to participate in community in order to grow in Christ-likeness, to express and receive love, and to carry out the ministry of the church. For this reason, Christ-followers give priority to attending the corporate gathering of the church for the purpose of worship, teaching, and participation in the sacrament of Communion, and are connected relationally to a small group of believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement, support, and accountability. They pursue Christ-honoring relationships at home, within the church, and in the marketplace, and are committed to pursuing the biblical pattern of reconciliation when conflict arises.
Gifts: Christ-followers recognize that the church is composed of interdependent members, each uniquely fitted by the Holy Spirit for the purpose of building up the body and furthering the ministry of the church. They therefore seek to discover, develop and deploy those God-given gifts and to seek a place of service within the church, with the support and affirmation of the body.
Good Stewardship: Christ-followers realize that they have been bought with the price of Christ’s blood, and that everything they are and have belongs to Him. In light of this, they desire to be responsible caretakers of the material resources that God has entrusted to them. They recognize the tithe (10% of income) as a benchmark for giving. They increasingly submit their resources to His Lordship, and display a spirit of generosity and cheerfulness in supporting the work of the church.